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It's the data ...

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My earlier forecasts of a hybrid world, based on the flexibility inherent within HP’s BladeSystem are closer to realization and that user acceptance may be driven by our needs to more easily and cost-effectively pursue data integration.

In a recent posting to another blog I opened with a storyline about my affinity for the open road. I have developed a preference for driving and am now very familiar with the more popular motels along the way, and given a Friday afternoon departure, come Sunday evening I could be anywhere including San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Minneapolis, even Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Flying is no longer fun and the sense of adventure long gone – we all lost something following September 11th, 2001, and I get the sense we will never again enjoy the freedoms once so readily accepted as just part of everyday life.

So now, meet the new mobile command center of Pyalla Technologies, as we opt for something a little more to our liking than we typically find at motel…

A head start on Vegas!

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The chance to exchange emails with Martin Fink helped firm up my perspective on Project Odyssey and the news looks good for the NonStop community …

What is it about the business trips that I take to Southern California at this time of the year, particularly when they include a lay-over in Las Vegas? Is it the glamor of the strip? The warm weather that comes as such a relief following winters chills here, in Colorado? Or is it that with the holiday season well and truly behind us we start to think about what’s coming next?

I have always been a slow starter at this time of year and I usually spend weekends catching up on my reading – books, magazines, as well as lots of blog postings that I had put to one side. There was a lot of variety as in among the usual car and motorcycle magazines, travel and vacation newsletters, etc. was the recent issue of The Connection together with several press clippings from a number of electronic publications that I had printed.

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Partnerships built to last …

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Once proud companies join forces and partner on product design. But sometimes, it doesn’t always work out. However, the partnership between one of them and the HP NonStop Server appears to be on a much stronger footing …

It was a little over a year ago, January 28th, 2011, that I posted to this blog the story “About that data ...”where I suggested that NonStop servers and Mercedes Benz cars have something in common, and it’s not always visible. No, it has nothing to do with pricing! NonStop is heading towards being a pure software play and it’s all about the “stack” – and this introduction was simply a way to the NonStop community that NonStop systems aren’t just about the hardware. NonStop systems are about the collection of layers that in combination make a complete stack that leverages it all, I wrote back then.

And since I wrote those words, there has been a lot more written on this subject by others and for the NonStop community, it’s beginning to make a lot more sense. Much of…